GAP stands for "Good Agricultural Practices".  GAP is a voluntary third party audit that verifies that fruits and vegetables are produced, packed, handled, and stored as safely as possible to minimize risks of microbial food safety hazards.

Our groves are GAP certified.  This is the standard by which we farm.  Food safety is taken very seriously on our groves for the betterment of our fellow growers, neighbors, the soil, and ultimately the consumer.

Rincon Farms is GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) Primus certified. Retailers and food service businesses are demanding good food safety procedures.  The consumer expects our facility to be diligent about cleanliness and safety, and WE ARE!  We adhere to Primus guidelines to ensure we provide safe, quality fruit to the consumer.  

See this link for the Primus website. 

Good Manufacturing Practices are guidelines & regulations that are designed to ensure that packing and processing operations account for food safety issues. PrimusLabs GMP programs cover many topics including pest control, traceability, sanitation, food defense, maintenance, foreign material control and HACCP. 

Helpful Links

California Avocado Commission

California Avocado Society

University California Cooperative Extension